tv Review 2016 BBC News December 24, 2016 6:30am-7:01am GMT
winds of up to 120mph were recorded yesterday, and rail, road and ferry travel is again expected to be hampered today by gale—force winds. an amber alert has also been issued for the northern isles on boxing day. the met office has named it storm conor. we'll bring you a full forecast and look ahead to this in a few minutes time. the american actor carrie fisher is in intensive care in a los angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack. she was taken ill on a flight from london to los angeles. best known for her role as princess leia in the star wars films franchise, she had been in the uk promoting her memoirs. the un security council has passed a resolution demanding a halt to israeli settlement building on occupied palestinian land, describing it as a flagrant violation of international law. the vote passed after the united states, israel's traditional ally, abstained. the israeli prime minister has rejected the move. a statement from his office said israel would not abide by the terms of the resolution. those are the main stories this morning. strayed onto the sport. richard is
with us this morning. good morning. —— straight onto. big sam is back. yes, the new crystal palace manager. peeking out from behind the tree. he had the brief spell with england, left under a bit of a cloud, signed a 2.5 year deal. alan pardew was sacked as palace manager on thursday, with the club just one point above the premier league relegation zone. palace moved quickly, saying they are fortunate that someone of allardyce's calibre and experience was available. allardyce was sacked by england after one game in charge following a newspaper sting. speaking to palace's in house media, allardyce recognises the scale of his task but says he's pleased to be back. as difficult and as pressurised as it is, it's where i've been co mforta ble it is, it's where i've been comfortable for many years now and obviously you generally get a new job on the fact there's a few
difficulties in the club, i have to sort those difficulties out hopefully with my experience and try and geta hopefully with my experience and try and get a few more results on the board, particularly over christmas and new year, to make everyone feel and new year, to make everyone feel a bit more comfortable. good to see him back! aberdeen are now four points behind second placed rangers in the scottish premiership thanks to a 3—1 win over motherwell at fir park. both sides were awarded penalties in an incident—filled first half, but motherwell missed theirs and niall mcginn put the game beyond them in the final minutes. elsewhere dundee came from 2—0 down to beat hearts 3—2. stjohnstone won at kilmarnock i—o and partick thistle ended a seven—game run without a win to move off the bottom of the table after a 3—1 win at ross county. celtic and rangers both play later today. world rugby say they want more information from
the rugby football union about northampton's apparent non compliance with concussion protocols relating to george's north's head injury. a panel ruled this week that the saints won't face any sanctions relating to the incident. north didn't feature last night for his club, who ended a four match losing streak by beating sale sharks 2a—5. northampton ran in three tries against sale who've now lost seven in a row. while in the pro 12, ulster moved fourth after beating connacht 23—7. stuart mccloskey scored the first of their two tries. the defending pdc darts world champion gary anderson is safely through to the third round at the alexandra palace. the ‘flying scotsman' fired in six maximums and didn't drop a set in his win over andrew ‘goldfinger‘ gilding. checkouts of 134 and 132 helped him secure victory 4—0. he plays ‘big ben' benito van de pas in the next round. adrian lewis is also through. adrian lewis known as jackpot. adrian lewis is also through. adrian lewis known as jackpot. some really creative names there for those darts players. i love them. john came up
with some good ones yesterday. i can only remember mine! naga the glamour munchetty. he had one forjohn. john the beard cane. can you think of any for me? roaring richard. time for a look back at what happened in the world of politics in 2016, and what a year it's been. we've seen brexit, a change in prime minister, and the election of donald trump. here's adam fleming to guide us through the year in politics. ever feel you need to get away from it all?
especially when ten years worth of politics has been squeezed intojust one. i believe that this thursday can be our country's independence day. cheering ido i do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. tomorrow's going to be a very historic day, i really believe that. i think it's going to believe that. i think it's going to be brexit plus, plus, plus, does that make sense? the picture is very simple, i'm theresa may and i think i'm going to be the best prime minister. i'm political reporter adam fleming, come to me to our secluded log cabin, there's no wi-fi, secluded log cabin, there's no wi—fi, no phone reception, there's just you, me and a whole lot of events to think about. it was the issue that split the nation. the european union, leave or remain.
in the first part of the year david cameron embarked on the first half of his europe strategy, renegotiating our membership of the eu with his fellow leaders. it meant lots of these, known in the trade as the grip and green. if it was thursday it must be hungry. -- green. is that the prime minister of slovenia or slovakia 7 green. is that the prime minister of slovenia or slovakia? it all came to a head at a tense summit in brussels in february. i'll be back ling for britain, if we can get a good deal i'll take that deal but i will not ta ke i'll take that deal but i will not take a deal that doesn't meet what we need. that involved a lot of croissants. cameron's agreement with the euro bosses limited benefits from migrants from the eu and exempted britain from the idea of ever closer union. deal done, the referendum was on. i will go to
parliament and proposed that the british people decide our future in europe through an in/out referendum on thursday the 23rd ofjune. time for the cabin and to choose sides. home secretary, are you a remainer, are you a pair of outers? chancellor, i'm guessing you're an inner, aren't you? six front benches joined the official out campaign called vote leave, among them david cameron's political pal michael gove. the world waited to see which way this other big beast would jump. after a weekend of agonising, boris johnson let for leave. the last thing i wanted was to go against david cameron or the government, but after a great deal of heartache, i don't think there's anything else... boris, if that's really what you thought all along, why have you kept your party waiting for such a long time? because the truth is it's been agonisingly difficult. the other
side geared up, launching britain stronger in europe, led by sir stuart rose, the former boss of mns. a few other things were happening. fa ctually a few other things were happening. factually wrong, racist remarks. like a bad tempered row in labour about how the party handled accusations of anti—semitism. in the united states, donald trump was about to become the republican nominee for president. on our side of the atlantic, mps criticised his plan to ban muslims entering the us. his comments regarding muslims are wrong. his policy to close borders, if he is elected as president, is bonkers. and if he met one or two of my constituents in one of the many excellent pubs in my constituency then they may well tell him that he isa then they may well tell him that he is a bass that for dealing with this issue in this way. but it was all right because he'd never win, would he? and the work and pensions
secretary iain duncan smith resigned. some thought it was really about europe. he said it was because the government was hurting the poor. and that unfairness is damaging to the government, it's damaging to the party and its actually damaging to the public. incredibly strong passions had been ricky passions had been controlled. now it was time to fire up the referendum campaign for real. the remain campaign relied on potential risks, spilt out in a series of weighty treasury documents. britain would be permanently poorer if we left the european union —— spelled—out. permanently poorer if we left the european union —— spelled—outm was all backed up with assertions from the global great and the good, which claimed brexit would be bad for britain's place in the world. our focus is for britain's place in the world. ourfocus is on negotiating for britain's place in the world. our focus is on negotiating with the big block of the european union to get a trade agreement done and the uk is going to be at the back of the
queue. and for the economy. negotiations on new arrangements with the european union and other trading partners could, in our view, ta ke yea rs. trading partners could, in our view, take years. which would be bad for your wallet, even when it came to holidays. it is just your wallet, even when it came to holidays. it isjust not as easy to fly across europe as it is today if you leave the eu. a message spelled—out in a government leaflet sent to every single household. politically these remain campaign was made up of blue, red, yellow and green —— the remain. although labour leaderjeremy corbyn tended to stick to his own script. i believe we have to his own script. i believe we have to vote to remain in order to defend investment, defend jobs, to vote to remain in order to defend investment, defendjobs, defend workers' rights and defend our environment. he left much of his side's campaigning to alanjohnston. vote leave had its own large, red vehicle. let's call it the boris johnson fun bus. uk's proudest will
be sprouting just as delicious. vote leave! vote leave! sold, there you go! yes, that's him auctioning a cow. go! yes, that's him auctioning a cow. boris, two questions. first of all, where are your wellies? there's hardly any mud! his message was summed up in three words. take back control. sorry, what was that? take back control. take back control. if we ta ke back control. take back control. if we take back control. that meant control of immigration, the points based system. those who are the brightest and the best with the skills for our economy would be welcome here and it would be a fairer system. control over whether turkey would eventually join fairer system. control over whether turkey would eventuallyjoin the eu. this referendum is our last chance to have a say on that, we're not going to be consulted on whether we think those countries or others
should join. and control over the money britain sends to the eu, although that was hotly disputed. money britain sends to the eu, although that was hotly disputedlj understand although that was hotly disputed.” understand that borisjohnson is standing here tonight still defending this £350 million a week figure. it's a scandal that that's still emblazoned across the campaign bus. and there wasn'tjust one leave campaign. nigel farage and the ukip crew ran their own. they had boats and a tougher tone on immigration. the eu is making a mess of virtually everything. pursed we have the eurozone, then we had the eu common asylu m eurozone, then we had the eu common asylum policy compounded hugely by angela merkel and what we've seen oui’ angela merkel and what we've seen our huge dreams of people coming into europe over the course of the last year, no security checks done on anybody. or you could sign up for grassroots out, an alliance of tory backbenchers and a few other characters. left, right, left, right, forward march to victory on the 23rd ofjune! as the battle went
on, levers capitalised on feeling is that there was something fishy about the entire political establishment. i think the people in this country have had enough of experts with organisations with acronyms saying... we've had enough of experts, what do you mean? and getting it consistently wrong. old foes became firm allies, but come on the tories things were getting more and more unfriendly. boris, well, he's the life and soul of the party but he's not the man you want driving new home at the end of the evening. blue on blue as it was known turned into all—out war when george osborne theorised about a harsh brexit budget. the sorts of tax rises we could see include a 2p rise in the basic rate of income tax to 22%, a 3p rise to the higher rate
to 22%, a 3p rise to the higher rate to 43%. to 22%, a 3p rise to the higher rate to 4396. it's probably the most irresponsible act by a chancellor i've seen in 24 years sitting in the house of commons. then everything stopped. the labour mp jo house of commons. then everything stopped. the labour mpjo cox is killed in her west yorkshire constituency. the labour mp and mum of two jo cox was constituency. the labour mp and mum of twojo cox was murdered in a street in her constituency. her killer idolised the nazis and would later be sentenced to life in prison. the referendum gave way to reflection. campaigning resumed a few days later and there was this final plea from the prime minister. so as you take this decision, whether to remain or leave, do you think about the hopes and dreams of your and grandchildren. the big finish, the bbc‘s great debate at wembley arena. that's the enormous audience, we've got a massive massive stage that's got six lecterns on it, shall we have a debate about the eu? are you already?, on! the closing arguments went like this. the economist, the
scientists, the business leaders, the trade unions, the health professionals, they all believe that britain is better off in, you are better off in. if we vote leave and ta ke better off in. if we vote leave and take back control, i believe that this thursday can be our country's independence day! on june the 23rd, the uk decided its future. and we all know how that went. the british people have spoken and the a nswer british people have spoken and the answer is, we are out. for those who wa nted answer is, we are out. for those who wanted to leave, jubilation that they got more than 52%. 17 million votes. those who wanted to remain, 48%, simply shock. early in the morning, in downing street, david cameron announced it was game over. i will do everything i can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but i do
not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers oui’ to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. although i will always remember that look on sam cam's face. scotland voted to remain, and nicola sturgeon hinted at a new vote for independence. it is a statement of the obvious that a new referendum should be on the table, and it is on the table. back at westminster, the winners took in the gravity of the situation. applause .we applause . we are still and always have been an exceptionally outward thinking country and will continue to be so and we will be a good neighbour and we have been good international is, but we will be taking back control of institutions. —— internationalists. so, can you see why i wanted a bit of peace and quiet in my log cabin in the wood is? but the vote leaves only takes
us is? but the vote leaves only takes us halfway through the year. a whole heap of books have been written about the referendum, by journalists, party donors, david cameron's former spin doctor, but too many people, what happens next was more like a box set of game of thrones. his profile skyhigh after the referendum, boris johnson thrones. his profile skyhigh after the referendum, borisjohnson looks like might the crown. or would it be someone like might the crown. or would it be someone less showy? might pitch is simple, iam someone less showy? might pitch is simple, i am theresa may and i think iam the simple, i am theresa may and i think i am the best choice to be prime minister. michael gove's attempts was ultimately doomed. the problem was ultimately doomed. the problem was he was supposed to be managing boris johnson's campaign for the was he was supposed to be managing borisjohnson's campaign for the top job. in view of the circumstances of parliament, i have concluded that person cannot be me. yes, his supporters wept. a day that has been synonymous with tory treachery.
supporters wept. a day that has been synonymous with tory treacherym the last few days, i realised that while borisjohnson the last few days, i realised that while boris johnson has the last few days, i realised that while borisjohnson has special abilities to communicate and reach out, what he does not have is the capacity to build and to lead a team and provide what we need at this critical moment. it left only one other contender. the energy minister, andrea leadsom. what do we want? andrea leadsom for leader! a quiet bizarre march on parliament. gdp newspaper interview —— and she gave a newspaper interview where she said she would be a better prime minister because she had children.” have concluded that the future of our country is best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well supported prime minister. and so theresa may arrives in downing street. if you are just managing, iwant
downing street. if you are just managing, i want to address you directly. i know you are working around the clock. i know you are doing your best. and i know that sometimes life can be a struggle. the government i lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few, but by jaws. we will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives. —— yours. supplied she paused plans for a new nuclear power plant at inter point over concerns of chinese involvement, then gave it the go—ahead. —— hinkley point. involvement, then gave it the go-ahead. -- hinkley point. she plans to let grammar schools expand in england. and who said she did not have a funny side? what message of reassurance does the prime minister have four middle—aged white man who may feel we have been left behind? —— for. umm... that is a very interesting point. perhaps my honourable friend might like to come
out and see me sometime. the job of chancellor went to philip hammond, whose nicknames include spreadsheet and box office. he ditched a target to balance the books by 2020. amber rudd became immigration secretary. can you get down to tens of thousands? and chaos in the independent enquiry into historic child sex abuse. and the three brexiteers, liam fox, brexit secretary david davis, and boris johnson, rebooted as foreign secretary, spreading charm. speaking french. and keeping comedians in work. is brexit living up to all of your expectations for britain so far? i... of course... brexit is already... a wonderfuljourney. borisjohnson, what do you say?
already... a wonderfuljourney. boris johnson, what do you say? i... isay...! boris johnson, what do you say? i... i say... i never expected it... brexit... it was all a bit of a laugh, really. some numbers on a bus... in scotland, davidson was having a blast. in elections for the scottish parliament, the conservatives came in second, forcing labour into third place north of the border. labour found itself with a bit of a puzzle. its leader, jeremy corbyn, was immensely popular with party members, but not so much with its members of parliament, some of whom described his performance in the referendum campaign as pretty lacklustre. good morning. early one morning, the shadow foreign secretary hilary benn was sacked. much of the rest of the shadow cabinet packed their bags, including angela eagle. you found
him difficult? yeah. yeah. i feel! have served in the best way i can. but today i had to go. she launched a leadership challenge. but dropped out when the welsh labour mp, owen smith, got more support. thank you very much. at a fractious party meeting there was a row over whether jeremy corbyn could automatically stand at a contest, yes, he could. there was a court case over which members and supporters could actually vote. no, not all of them. owen smith presented himself as a more confident, competentjeremy corbyn. the party that i love has been such an engine for social change and an engine forjustice in this country. it is injeopardy of not being able to do that. it is in danger of not being able to form a future labour government and change peoples lives for the better. while jeremy corbyn crisscrossed the country, often by train, getting
into a furious row with virgin about whether he could get a seat. did not stop his re— election as leader with a bigger share of votes than before. we are proud as a party that we are not afraid to discuss openly, to debate, and disagree. that is essential for a party that wants to change peoples lives for the better. that is not prepared to accept things as they are. applause .it is applause . it is also an essential part of what has drawn over half a million people into membership of what is now the largest political party anywhere in western europe. jeremy corbyn's labour party had victories elsewhere, like the merit election in bristol. sadiq khan was voted mayor of london. —— mayoral election isiam mayor of london. —— mayoral election is i am proud that the son of the bus driver could become the mayor of this great city. the former shadow
chancellor ed balls did surprisingly well on strictly come dancing. he is jumping up and down. he isjumping. jezza ha d jumping up and down. he isjumping. jezza had time for some fine catching pokemon inbee park. the party ended the year where it started, with jeremy party ended the year where it started, withjeremy corbyn at its centre. a previous labour leader, tony blair, came under scrutiny with the public revelation of the chilcott enquiry into the iraq war. it was 2.3 million words long. the decision to go to war in iraq and to remove saddam hussein from power in a coalition of over 40 countries led by the us, america, was the hardest, most momentous, most agonising decision i took in my ten years as british prime minister. now, at ukip, where do we start? after basically causing the referendum and winning it, nigel farage resigned as
ukip leader. during the referendum campaigni ukip leader. during the referendum campaign i said i want my country back. i say today that i want my life back and it begins right now, thank you. diane james succeeded him, but did not much like the look of it and quit after 18 days. the next frontrunner, steven woolfe, was hospitalised after an alleged punch—up with a fellow mep. after leaving hospital, he left you can.” will be withdrawing my application to become leader of ukip by withdrawing myself from ukip. you are resigning from the party? with immediate effect. the next contest was won by paul nuttall. they are open goals in british politics today. ukip has to be on the pitch today. ukip has to be on the pitch to kick the ball into the back of the empty net. and that open goal is no more apparent than when it comes to the labour party. meanwhile, nigel farage was making friends and
influencing people in the us.” nigel farage was making friends and influencing people in the us. i have just received a call from secretary clinton. she congratulated us. it is about us. on our victory. and i congratulated her and her family. then nigel visited the donald in trump tower shortly after his victory. prompting this tweet from the president—elect. no thanks, said the british government. hang on, we have not mentioned brexit for about four minutes. brexit means brexit. and we are going to make a success of it. at the tory party conference in
october, the prime minister explained a bit more about what that meant. for example, the great repeal bill. pay attention, now. we will convert the body of existing eu law into british law. when a great repeal bill is given royal assent, parliament will be free subject to international agreements and treaties with other countries in the eu on matters such as trade to amend, repeal, and improved any law it uses. she also said she would trigger article 50 by the end of march. but the investor, jean miller, had other ideas. she won a case that high court that only parliament could started. the government challenged that ruling at the supreme court. big stakes constitutionally. perry mason it was not. you have some files. on the electronic bundle. it is 1697. i
think... it is bundle three... the judges will give their verdicts in a few weeks' time. meanwhile, brexit secretary david davis had to explain he had not described his counterpart in the european parliament as satan. isaid he in the european parliament as satan. i said he was satan, not you. laughing. .heis laughing. . he is examining the pros and cons of brexit in 15 different sectors in the economy, from cakes to cars. it is certainly doing terrible things to the english language is the pillow this could lead us towards a smart and smooth brexit, or as i like call it, a smexit. mark my words, we will make breakfast a success. . . words, we will make breakfast a success... brexit. and was there a brexit effect in richmond? zac
goldsmith triggered a by—election in his south—west london seat over heathrow. the lib dems got it after a very pro—eu campaigns appeal it is a very pro—eu campaigns appeal it is a good morning. the start of many more. yes, the lib dems, do you remember them? theresa may is now listening to the ukip win that controls party. now she might listen to some panic stricken tory mps and lib dems reading down their necks. is it time to listen to the electorate to make me not want brexit, but they certainly do not wa nt brexit, but they certainly do not want a brexit. -- who may or may not. farewell, 2016, hello, 2017. donald trump could be inaugurated as president of the us. elections in france. germany will have elections. but british politics will be overwhelming we dominated by the negotiations for our exit from the eu. -- negotiations for our exit from the eu. —— overwhelmingly. hang on, maybe i should head back in there.
no, ican't maybe i should head back in there. no, i can't miss all of that. hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. train passengers are warned of delays, diversions and cancellations, as work starts on a record number of engineering upgrades on our rail network. iamat i am at ealing broadway where trains to paddington are terminating, because paddington is close to the next few days. good morning.